kenji fujita

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Kenji Fujita

Born in New York, NY
Lives and works in Staatsburg, NY


Queens College, City University of New York (MFA 1997)
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, NY, 1978
Bennington College, VT (BA 1978)


Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant, 2012-13
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Visual Art, 1998
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Sculpture, 1996
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Works on Paper, 1991
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture, 1988
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture, 1987
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture, 1984

One Person Exhibitions

"Debris of Life and Mind", DD55, Cologne, 2018
"beginning.break.rapid", Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha. Two-person with Barbara Takenaga,
curated by Sheila Pepe, 2018
"Will and Weather", Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
“Systematic Gaiety: 2000-2008”, Samson Projects, Boston, 2009 (catalogue)
“Incident Report”. Storefront Installation. Hudson, NY, 2008
“Sculpture and Works on Paper”, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, NY, 2001
“Wallflowers” Luhring Augustine, New York, 1992
“Kenji Fujita”, Luhring Augustine, New York, 1991
“Sculpture and Works on Paper”, Schmidt/Markow Gallery, St. Louis, 1990
Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, 1989
“Sculpture”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989
“Kenji Fujita”, Luhring Augustine and Hodes, New York, 1988
“Sculpture”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, 1987
“Kenji Fujita and David Winter”, Luhring Augustine and Hodes, New York, 1987 (two-person)
Cable Gallery, New York, 1986
Cable Gallery, New York, 1985
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, 1984

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Das Haus #2", cur. D.P. Dudas, Haus Am St. Pantaleon, Cologne, 2018 (catalogue)
"Incident Report, Reports"(photo documentation), September Gallery, Hudson, 2017
"Nancy Shaver: Standardization, Variation and the Idiosyncratic" (group wall), 57th Venice Biennale, 2017
"Nancy Shaver:Dress the Form" (group wall), Derek Eller Gallery, NY, 2016
"Material Stackers" (collaboration with Pam Lins), The Old Room, NY, 2015
"The Look of Things", Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Nancy Shaver, 2015
"Correspondence II", PS Hudson, Catskill, NY; CTSQ Gallery, Queens, NY, 2014
"Steel Life", Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles. Organized by Zak Kitnick, 2012
"Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts", American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 2012
"Live at The Acropolis", The Company (Anat Ebgi), Los Angeles. Three-Person Exhibition with Zak Kitnick and Sam Pulitzer, 2011
"Francies Cape: The Other End of the Line", The High Line, Gansevoort Plaza, New York. Curated
by Ian Berry, 2010
"Inside Walls", 431 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Ryan Muller, 2010
"History, Use and Borrowed Landscape", John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Curated by Nancy Shaver, 2008
“Capricious and Mercurial Systems”, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2008. Curated
by Joan Giroux (brochure)
“Square Bubbles”, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Catalogue. 1996
“Contemporary Wood Sculpture”, The Brooklyn Museum, NY, 1992
“Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings by Contemporary Artists”,
The Brooklyn Museum, NY, 1992
“Wall Works”, Susan Landau, Santa Monica, CA, 1992
“Group Show”, Luhring Augustine, New York 1990
“Drawings”. Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA, 1990
“Deceptively Simple”, Schmidt/Markow Gallery 1709, St. Louis, MO, 1990
“Sculpture”, Krygier-Landau Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1989
“Group Show”, Schmidt/Markow Gallery 1709, St Louis, MO, 1989
“Aperto 88", XLIII Venice Biennale. Arsenale Exhibition (United States) Organized by Dan Cameron. 1988 (catalogue).
“Inaugural Show: Carroll Dunham, Kenji Fujita, Peter Nadin, Laurie Simmons, Meyer Vaisman”, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, 1988
“Innovations in Sculpture 1985-88”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1988
“Synthesis--An Aspect of Contemporary Sculpture”, Fuller Goldeen Gallery,
San Francisco, 1987
“Time After Time” (Organized by Collins and Millazzo), Diane Brown Gallery, New York, 1986
Baskerville+Watson, New York, 1986
Group Exhibition, Cable Gallery, New York, 1986
“Sculpture on the Wall”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1986
“Summer Selection”, Castelli Uptown, New York, 1985
“Vernacular/Abstraction”. Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo. Catalogue, 1985
“Irregulars”, Henry Street Settlement, New York, 1984
Manhattan Art, New York, 1983

Public Collections

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Selected Publications and Reviews

Adams, Brooks. “Kenji Fujita at Luhring Augustine and Hodes”, ART IN AMERICA, Jan, 1989
Baker, Kenneth. “Minimalism and Runaway Wit”, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, July 11, 1987
Bellamy, Peter. THE ARTIST PROJECT (PORTRAITS OF THE REAL ART WORLD:NEW YORK ARTISTS 1981-90). Artist Project, New York, 1991.
Cameron, Dan. “Kenji Fujita”, FLASH ART, Jan./Feb, 1989.
Cotter, Holland. “Kenji Fujita: Luhring Augustine Gallery”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 24, 1992
Curtis, Cathy. “Review”, LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 14: 16, 1987
Decter, Joshua. “Kenji Fujita”, ARTS MAGAZINE, April, 1991
Decter, Joshua. “Kenji Fujita”, ARTS MAGAZINE, Jan, 1989
Donohue, Marlena, “La Cienega Area”, LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 10, 1989
Farber, Janet L. . "Irregular Art Beat", THE READER, May 7, 2018
Fujita, Kenji."Robert Hale: An Appreciation", DRAW IT WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED: THE ART OF THE ART ASSIGNMENT, Paper Monument, NY, 2012
Indiana, Gary. “Time After Time”, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 1985
Lloyd, Ann Wilson. "Kenji Fujita: Samson Projects", ART IN AMERICA, May, 2009
Maine, Stephen. "Kenji Fujita’s Vernacular of Accumulation", HYPERALLERGIC, Oct 8, 2016
Kitnick, Zak. "Arms or Legs or Butts or Guts", ARTNEWS, Sept 30, 2016
McClintic, Miranda. “Sculpture Today”, ART & AUCTION, May, 1988
Raynor, Vivian. “Photos and Sculpture at the Aldrich”, THE NEW YORK TIMES.Nov 27, 1988
Rubinstein, Meyer Raphael & Wiener, Daniel. “Kenji Fujita and David Winter: Sculpture as an Exact Science and Not So Exact Science”, ARTS MAGAZINE, Oct. 26-28, 1987
Saltz, Jerry. BEYOND BOUNDARIES, NEW YORK’S NEWART. Alfred vander Marck, New York, 118-124. 1987
Smith, Roberta. “Kenji Fujita’s Marriage of Sense and Nonsense”, THE NEW YORK TIMES. Oct. 21, 1988: C31.
Smith, Roberta. VERNACULAR/ABSTRACTION, Exhibition Catalogue. 1985
Smith, Roberta. “Irregulars”, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 1984
Sussler, Betsy. “Kenji Fujita”, BOMB MAGAZINE. Winter, 1988
Sussler, Betsy. BOMB MAGAZINE.Spring, 1985
Upshaw, Reagan. “Kenji Fujita at Cable Gallery”, ART IN AMERICA, Sept, 1985